Woodheys Primary School

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Sikhism

For talks and presentations in schools:

Mr Roop Singh  bobby.singh250@gmail.com

Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara Whalley Range M16 7RQ  0161 226 7233

Mrs Parkash Singh - General Advice

We were privileged to have a visit from Roop Singh, a Sikh gentleman who taught us the basics of the religion in a very entertaining way! 

SIKHISM

 The Sikh religion was started towards the end of the 15th century, in the Punjab, in India and now has a following of over 20 million people world-wide.

 

  • It was started by Guru Nanak, the first of the ten gurus.  He preached a message of love and understanding.
  • The word ‘Sikh’ in the Punjabi language means “one who learns”.  Sikhs follow the teachings of the Gurus.
  • Sikhs believe that the one God who created the world, is everlasting, all-powerful, sees and knows everything.
  • Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and service, truthful living, equality of mankind and social justice.
  • The true path to achieving salvation and merging with God does not require renouncing the world, but living the life of a householder, earning an honest living and avoiding worldly temptations and sins.
  • All people of all religions are welcome to the Gurdwara, the place where Sikhs worship.  A Gurdwara can be any place which contains a copy of the Sikh’s Holy book.
  • A free community kitchen, which serves meals to all people of all faiths, can be found at every Gurdwara.  Guru Nanak first started this, to outline the basic Sikh principles of service, humility and equality.

 

Preston, A. (2004) “All in Good Faith – Thirty Six Primary School Assembly Stories.”Topical Resources: Preston

Sikhism

Sikhism was founded in the 16th century in the Punjab district of what is now India and Pakistan. The Sikh scripture is a book called the Guru Granth Sahib. The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara.

Sikhism stresses the importance of doing good actions rather than merely carrying out rituals. Sikhs believe that the way to lead a good life is to: keep God in heart and mind at all times. Live honestly and work hard. Treat everyone equally. Be generous to the less fortunate. Serve others.

 

Pictured are Charanjeev and Mrs Daniels with Mr Singh.